A Technology Service represents an explicitly defined exposed technology behaviour.

A Technology Service exposes the functionality of a Node to its environment. This functionality is accessed through one or more Technology Interfaces. It may require, use, and produce Artifacts.

Typical Technology Services may, for example, include messaging, storage, naming, and directory services. It may access Artifacts; e.g., a file containing a message.

A Technology Service may serve Application Components or Nodes. A Technology Service is realized by a Technology Function or Process. A Technology Service is exposed by a Node by assigning Technology Interfaces to it. A Technology Service may access Artifacts.

The name of a Technology Service should preferably be a verb ending with "ing".


Technology. Behavioural.


Messaging Service, Customer File Service, Claim Files Service.